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Razer's BlackWidow and BlackWidow Ultimate keyboards
— 3:10 AM on July 26, 2011

We've tested both of Razer's clicky mechanical gaming keyboards to figure out whether they're worth the money—and hearing loss.

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Sandy Bridge performance
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2011

K-Series Sandy Bridge CPUs have unlocked memory multipliers that make it easy to take advantage of faster memory modules. We explore performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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Cyborg's Rat 7 adjustable gaming mouse
— 9:37 AM on October 6, 2010

Cyborg's Rat 7 gaming mouse offers loads of adjustment options, plenty of precision, and a distinct visual style. We find out if it's any...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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A short tour of Kingston's Hsinchu factory
— 12:59 AM on June 22, 2010

During our stay in Taiwan earlier this month, we hopped on a bus to Kingston's Hsinchu factory, where memory modules and SD flash cards

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Memory

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Apple's aluminum keyboard
— 9:30 PM on October 14, 2009

Can low-profile chiclet keys, sleek industrial design, and an Apple logo make a good desktop keyboard? And can such a device pry a fan...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Mac

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Windows 7: A desktop user's take
— 3:07 PM on August 26, 2009

Does Windows 7 really live up to the hype? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over Vista and XP for desktop users and enthusiasts? We took...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Toward a more rational backup strategy
— 10:43 PM on July 7, 2009

Like many of us, my history of backup management is shameful, littered with poorly labeled DVD-Rs, manual file copies, and a minimum of forethought. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Windows

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ABS's M1 mechanical keyboard
— 7:00 PM on March 25, 2009

Here's an unusual concept: a mechanical gaming keyboard with non-clicky key switches. Can such a device create a smooth typing experience, and is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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Enermax's Aurora Premium keyboard
— 11:17 PM on March 8, 2009

What's this? A laptop-style keyboard on the desk of a TR editor, a heavy-duty typist and ostensible keyboard purist? Surely there must...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Metadot's Das Keyboard Professional
— 9:14 PM on January 12, 2009

Is Metadot's Das Keyboard Professional really worth the $130 price tag, and can it compete with the classic IBM Model M? Clicky keyboard purists want...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance
— 11:24 PM on December 1, 2008

The Core i7's triple-channel DDR3 memory controller offers mind-boggling peak theoretical bandwidth, but does the CPU need fancy DIMMs to excel? Join us as...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator
— 11:05 AM on June 27, 2008

Like flying cars, thought-based control schemes have been a staple of sci-fi movies for decades. OCZ has embraced the concept with its Neural Impulse Actuator,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming Personal tech

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Belkin's Flip-DVI-D: too good to be true?
— 6:43 PM on July 11, 2007

This cute little device seemed to be tailor-made for our needs: it's a dual-port switch that handles four kinds of inputs: USB keyboard, USB mouse,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Input devices

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Windows Vista's new spin on licensing
— 12:21 AM on January 30, 2007

WE'VE HEARD ALL MANNER of tinfoil hattery about Windows Vista's schemes for copy protection,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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Corsair's Dominator memory modules
— 12:00 AM on November 17, 2006

WE DON'T COVER MEMORY much here at TR—it's largely a commodity product; performance...

Type: Feature article Tags: Memory

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Exploring the performance impact of memory latency
— 12:03 AM on November 1, 2005

THESE DAYS, SEEMINGLY every major memory module manufacturer is producing fancy low-latency DIMMs....

Type: Feature article Tags: Memory

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Microsoft WinHEC 2005
— 12:00 AM on April 29, 2005

Type: Feature article Tags: Windows

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